Welcome to Polyglot Scot! This blog will chronicle my attempts to learn eleven foreign languages, and regular followers may well be able to get a grasp of their chosen language through these posts. I am a 22-year-old anatomist, who likes to teach himself foreign language in his spare time. This blog is for me to keep track of what I learn, but with hope, others will also find it useful.

In general, the posts are of three types: grammar, vocabulary, or miscellaneous. With grammar posts, I will cover the same bases for each language, such as explaining articles, particular cases, declensions, etc., but occasionally in a language, a topic will present itself that needs its own post without so-called “cognate” posts for each of the other languages. Vocabulary posts on the other hand are organized where possible by theme, and I will complete posts in each language for, e.g. colors, numbers, before moving onto the next theme. Some lists will be relatively random, but each list will contain the same items for all languages. For miscellaneous posts, I have planned an occasional post of word-related tidbits, such as odd plurals, strange terms/idioms, and fascinating etymology.

Here are the languages I wish to work on, and will include, and also I’ve given a rating out of 5 of my relative fluency in each as of beginning this blog (1 – basic vocabulary, 2 – phrases and short conversations, 3 – can hold conversation, can read materials with a dictionary at hand, 4 – reasonably fluent, can generally work with the language, 5 – very comfortable, virtually full understanding). * = I have had education in these.

English* (native tongue) – 5
German* – 4
French* – 2-3
Russian* – 1-2
Italian – 1
Spanish – 1
Czech – 1
Polish – 1
Slovenian – 1
Swedish – 1
Finnish – 1
Dutch – 1


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    • Thank you! I had a look at your page, and followed it – if you would like some entries in German and French in particular if you don’t speak them for your game, I’d be happy to help! I’d be happy to try to help for any of those on my list but these are just the ones I’m best at, haha. 🙂

      EDIT: I should have read your “About” before I commented, haha. 🙂

      • Well, regardless of how well I may know German or French, I’ll probably still make mistakes. 😛 I’m looking to make my word lists public soon. I think that’ll help others chime in more constructively. I’d be glad to have your help. 🙂 Thanks!

  1. Looks like a good list. I like your representation of Slavic languages. How come all of them are European? Are you trying to cover the continent? Are you planning on moving off the continent at any point?

    Always good to see another aspiring polyglot. The best of luck to you! Thank you for the follow.

    • My passion just happens to cover European languages. 🙂 I’d love to learn Japanese, for example, and some other non-Europeans, but I guess life is too short to learn all the ones we want to! I’d probably add one if I didn’t have too many hobbies to devote myself to – sometimes I wonder if I’d be better off committing to one hobby, e.g. languages, and becoming really proficient, but then I can’t choose!

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